Reaching Everyone, Pt. I: The Need For Sound Money Outside of the Wealthiest Territories
8 hours ago, hackernoon

ICYMI on In The Mesh, read the next parts there first.This article is the first in a four-part series by Matt B (@MattoshiN) and Wassim Alsindi (@parallelind) on the use of Bitcoin and the technology stack built atop it to assist those living under oppressive regimes or in conflict zones, and those seeking to flee them.In developed nations, the widespread adoption of Bitcoin may not seem all that urgent to many. Indeed, it would be reasonable to say that its need at the individual level hasn’t y...

Blocked by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
8 hours ago, hackernoon

In retrospect, I understand why he blocked me. It’s a good learning experience.Blockerhttps://medium.com/media/502d5fdd1dc6c48499cdd02adbddfe4d/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/74c9a3fa0a5993457b625106aff569a6/hrefExperience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons. — UnknownBlockeebody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}@nntaleb Of course! https://t.co/Js0aeANcFz — @attractfundingfunction notifyResize(hei...

How Translation Impacts Web Development
15 hours ago, hackernoon

Not every language structure is the same as English. As English speakers, it is easy to forget this seemingly common sense sounding fact. Languages differ, lettering characters differ, and writing styles differ from language to language. Most designers and developers do not keep this in mind and assume that once the text on their platform is translated, it will fit snugly into the templates they designed for their English version. Sadly, things do not always work this way. Texts contract and exp...

How we used AI to hybridize humans with cartoon animals and made a business out of it.
16 hours ago, hackernoon

Have you ever imagined yourself as a cartoon character? Well, now this is more than real.We are a team of 20 engineers and art designers who have developed a machine learning technology that morphs human faces with animated characters.The process starts by constructing a user’s 3D face model from just a single selfie shot. Importantly, our technology even works with older, regular smartphone cameras. With this single photo, our neural network builds a 3D mesh of the user’s head that looks like t...

Learn Why These 5 Popular Startups Rewrote Their Android Apps From Java to Kotlin
19 hours ago, hackernoon

and Why You Should Too!Image Credit — Zealous SystemEver since Google made Kotlin as the official language for Android, there is one question we’ve been asked at least one-hundred times!“Should we move from Java to Kotlin?”To this, we always ask a counter question — do you know what Kotlin offers?Because knowing all the details automatically answers the former question — whether you should shift from Java to Kotlin or not.However, if you don’t know anything about Kotlin and would like find out w...

How The Crypto Market Changed Over The Year: Staying profitable in today’s market
19 hours ago, hackernoon

IntroductionIt has been almost a year since the bear market started a lot has changed since last December. Especially prices, since most of the focus around cryptocurrencies is still speculative in nature we are going to discuss how this affected the trading and how some things that worked in the past don’t work anymore.Investing VS TradingCryptocurrency speculators are either investors or traders. The distinctions between the approaches to investing is mostly related to time. Investors are thos...

Bitcoin Is The Most Durable Currency For A Nuclear War
19 hours ago, hackernoon

The Doomsday Clock is only two minutes away from Atomic Midnight, indicating the world is critically close to the threshold of nuclear war. At least 15,000 nuclear warheads are distributed across the world, with more than 2,000 deployed and ready for launch. It would take just one nuclear bomb being detonated by a terrorist or rogue general to initiate a worldwide nuclear apocalypse that could wipe out most life on planet Earth.Since the first nuclear weapons obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki i...

Trend Analysis of TED Talks with Python Codes
19 hours ago, hackernoon

TED is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 by Richard Saulman.TED aimed at bringing experts from the Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics in more than 100 languages. TED’s mission is “spread ideas” in the form of short and powerful talks.I have learned a lot of things from TED Talks about fields that I didn’t have even a knowledge crumb. And with this story, I want to dig into Trends of TED by progressing with Python codes.#Importsimport pandas...

Beyond Promo Videos
20 hours ago, hackernoon

Promotion videos are everywhere. A neat video can help businesses cut through the noise and capture the attention of their audience. But videos can be much more than just promos. Many teams completely overlook using videos for exploring what product to build in the first place. Even worse, most companies miss the chance of creating vision videos to dream about the future together with their customers.As designers within the tech industry, we often create videos that serve other purposes than sta...

What To Learn From Marie Kondo About Software Consulting
23 hours ago, hackernoon

Have you seen Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, Tidying Up? I have, and I love it.I work as a software developer consultant at Stride. My job is to go into companies, join their engineering teams, and help them build better software and processes. So what could Marie Kondo, organization consultant, have to teach me?There is a moment in the show when Marie is helping a family clean up their kitchen cabinets. She pulls out a silver cup. The wife explains that it is an engraved sippy cup given to the...

Your Bitcoins Are Hidden in Games Now
1 day ago, hackernoon

IMAGE SOURCEThe process of learning has evolved over the years, especially when paperback books have transformed into interactive screens and the countless notifications keep on disturbing the users. Books consume time and the ability to retain technical knowledge makes it more complicated. However, interactive games have been successful in recent years to disseminate substantial information among users. According to a study conducted, 80% of learners stated that their productivity levels would ...

Managing Stress Fueled by Imposter Syndrome
1 day ago, hackernoon

Photo by Linus Nylund on UnsplashI’ve been suffering from stress.Stress that has been fueled by imposter syndrome. It’s not something I’ve dealt with before, because I have worked on teams where I’m the only analyst. Now that I’m on a team of 20+ analysts and developers I suddenly feel out of my depth. I used to live in ‘I don’t know what I don’t know’ world. Now I can see quite clearly what I don’t know and it’s overwhelming.Here’s how I’m facing up to how I’m feeling, so I don’t one day run sc...

Pros And Cons of a More Regulated Blockchain Ecosystem
1 day ago, hackernoon

Regulation — simply the word was once enough to send a shudder down the spine of the crypto community. One of the primary drivers behind the success of blockchain is a libertarian, anti-establishment set of beliefs, and conceding to regulatory bodies in an attempt to fit into the existing financial framework seems to go against the beliefs upon which the blockchain ecosystem was built. Yet it has become abundantly clear in the past year that in order for blockchain to succeed, there will need to...

Hacking Education For The Future with Eric P.M. Vermeulen
1 day ago, hackernoon

Hacking Education For The Future with Erik P.M. VermeulenEpisode 19 of the Hacker Noon Podcast: An interview with Erik P.M. Vermeulen, Professor, Executive, and innovator.Listen to the interview on iTunes, or Google Podcast, or watch on YouTube.Today’s show would not be possible without Digital Ocean. Learn more at do.co/hackernoon.In this episode Trent Lapinski and Erik P.M. Vermeulen discuss decentralization, automation, and the future of work for Millennials.“I really believe in communities.”...

How to Enhance the Usability of your Payment Systems
1 day ago, hackernoon

How to Enhance Your Payments UsabilityWhen the word “Usability” pops-up, quite often users confuse it with — “User Experience”.The usability of any product shapes its user experience, and thus, usability is a part of UX. Usability is not just the comfort of using a product, but a lot more about user satisfaction, a website being aesthetically pleasant and engaging.Online retailers previously overlooked the checkout page optimization and focused only on optimizing the front end, design and produc...

To go (or not to go) React Native way
1 day ago, hackernoon

You won’t find here anything about how cool guys like Facebook, Netflix, and Airbnb benefited from React NativeInstead, just strong and weak sides of that JavaScript framework (as any other technology has) and certain use cases to consider. And I’m here to tell you about that:)PerksOne shared codebase. Actually, with React Native you’re building two separate app versions (IOS and Android). Yes, the two app versions that share 65–70% of JavaScript code. The same codebase gives you easier maintena...

What the World Economic Forum Got Wrong about the Future of Jobs
1 day ago, hackernoon

Photo by Dominik Scythe[ TL;DR ]By 2022, WEF estimates technology will create 133 million jobs and eliminate 75 million, for a net gain of 58 millionPollyannaism can leave us unprepared for long-term, structural changes to the workforceThe relentless progress of automation can destroy the jobs it creates nextReskilling large numbers of workers in time may be impractical or impossibleThe World Economic Forum released its annual Future of Jobs Report, outlining important trends poised to disrupt t...

DO THINGS THAT DON’T SCALE: 4 Inspirational Startup Examples
1 day ago, hackernoon

Have an idea that you haven’t been able to kick-off? Early stage founder thinking of the big league before you start? Here’s some inspiration from highly funded start-ups on how they validated their initial idea.Start small. Start now. Just start..https://medium.com/media/dd7e47217623d7a87257a498b4e99d87/hrefIn no particular order, here we go:DoordashY Combinator-backed, DoorDash is one of several technology companies that uses logistics services to offer food delivery from restaurants on-demand...

A Better Way to Develop Node.js with Docker
1 day ago, hackernoon

And Keep Your Hot Code ReloadingLicensed from Adobe Stock PhotoI’ve seen a lot of articles lately suggesting how to use Docker for development. I haven’t seen one yet that does it correctly.Obviously, correctly, is subjective, but I’d like to compare the typical wisdom, vs. how I usually approach the problem.The Conventional WisdomIn many tutorials, the first thing introduced is the Dockerfile.At the foundation of any Dockerized application, you will find a Dockerfile — https://blog.codeship.com...

Addressing the Challenges of Satellite Communication
1 day ago, hackernoon

Addressing the Big Picture Challenges of Satellite CommunicationReference Image : Space ExplorationIt is the era of the global information society, which is primarily centered on strong global information infrastructure. Nations across the world are encouraging the development of info-communications technologies. In fact, a strong online presence backed by uninterrupted communication channel can be significant for global development and economy. A 10% increase in broadband penetration can increa...

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